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LeRoy ~ Kenny, 36, passed peacefully with family by his side, on Tuesday, Sept 14th, 2021. Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all who knew him.

     Kenny was born Sept 23rd, 1984.  He’ll be forever missed by his family- parents, Kenneth “Chip” & Christine Smith; sister, Nicole Smith and brother, Thomas Smith.  He was predeceased by his soul mate, Cassondra Majors, his paternal grandparents, Ken & Lucile “Blondie” Smith, and maternal grandfather, John Innes Jr.  Kenny will also be missed by maternal grandmother, Mary Innes, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephew, and loving friends.

     He’ll forever be remembered for his intensity on the football field, his booming laugh, warm hugs, and caring, giving nature.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, September 18th from 1 PM – 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Rd. (Rt, 19) in LeRoy, followed by an informal service at 5 PM.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Strong Memorial Hospital.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Kenny's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Batavia - David Paul Elwell, age 67, of Batavia, passed away at Buffalo General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Monday, April 26, 1954 in Batavia, a son of the late Eldon J. Elwell and Emajean R. Berry Elwell.

A diehard fan of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills, he enjoyed spending time with his family and his lottery tickets

Surviving are his children; Justin (Gillian Ritzel) Elwell of Avon and Emily Jean Elwell of Buffalo; three grandchildren; Jenna Elwell, Kelsee Elwell and Kobe Vanskiver and his fourth grandson who is due in February, 2022; his brother; Douglas J. (Liz) Elwell  of Laughlin, Nevada; his sister; Barbara (David) Benedict of Dansville; nieces, nephews, loving cousins many friends including his best friend of over 50 years Joe Pietrzykowski also survive.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in East Bethany Rural Cemetery. A public celebration of life for David is being planned by his family and will be announced. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

mckenzie.jpg  Gloria J. McKenzie, 69 years old, of Batavia, formerly of Warsaw passed away on Sunday September 12, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Warsaw on August 31, 1952 to the late Ernest Burdette and Lillian (Hare) Galton. She is predeceased in death by her daughter; Kimberly DuBois-Rider; sister Charlotte Strathearn; brother Eric Galton.

Gloria was an amazing woman, so kind and loving. She would do anything for anyone and had a heart of gold. She loved dirt racing, gardening, baking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband; Thomas McKenzie of Batavia; children David (Sheila) DuBois, Duke (Danielle) DuBois, Lindsay (Andrew) McKenzie and son-in-law Joseph Rider; siblings Alan Galton, Darlene Gray and Julie (John) Lawson; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Funeral Services will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.


Deborah “Debbie” Gail Gabriel f/k/a Debbie Chamberlain Voltura Plant passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 5th at the age of 72 in Vail, AZ.

Debbie was born February 23, 1949 in Rochester, NY to Earl & Betty Chamberlain. Along with her parents she was predeceased by her Step-mother Evie Chamberlain. 

Surviving are her husband Marc Gabriel of Vail, Arizona, her brothers Chris (Rhonda) Chamberlain of California & Steve (Judy) Chamberlain of New York. She is also survived by her Step-children Debbie (Tom) Shea of Batavia, NY and Greg (Nicole) Voltura of Corfu, NY, Step-grandchildren Addison Shea, Angelo, Sara & Melissa Voltura and 2 nieces and a nephew, Scott, Meredith & Gabby as well as many close friends and fans. 

Debbie graduated from Nazareth High School in Rochester, NY and she went on to earn an Associates Degree in Hotel Management from Sullivan County Community College but singing was always her passion. She started her professional singing career at age 16. Often referred to as “Vanilla Ella,” Debbie’s voice was as powerful as the vivacious energy she brought into a room whether with family and friends or with her audience. Debbie worked with many distinguished musicians including Kenny G and Chuck Mangione. 

Debbie had an incredible voice and produced several jazz CD’s over the years! Even toured with Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer & Deepak Chopra and played shows all around the country including Madison Square Garden. She had an infectious zest for life filled with humor and joy. Similar to her ever-changing hair color and style, she was bold, blunt and beautiful. Debbie’s email address and personalized license plate perfectly described her personality - “diva girl”. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Miami Project and mailed to Debbie Shea at 9395 Shepard Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. 

 

James L. Werth, age 72, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at his home.

Jim was born on November 20, 1948, a son of the late Wilber W. and Katherine I. Ruck Werth.

Jim leaves behind his wife; Dawn M. Betties Werth; his sister; Kay Burger; children; Greg (Amy) Werth Freeman, Steven (Trisha) Werth, Dawn (Mike) Stoll, Lance (Michelle) Werth, Jim (Brianne) Emery, Jenn (John) Cascell and Michael (Brian) Betties; thirteen grandchildren; Lauren, Will, Tony, Miah, Mason, Austin, Brady, Colton, Michael, Brittny, Ryan, Ellie and Jamison; his nephew; Brandon (Liz) Burger; special aunts; Mary, Rosalie and Elaine along with several cousins and lifelong friends.

Jim was predeceased by his brother in law Raymond Burger and nephew Justin Burger.

Jim loved everything outdoors including farming and hunting.  He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.  He had a huge love for animals, especially his dogs.  

Friends may attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield where services will immediately follow visitation. He will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, 901 Washington Street, Buffalo, New York 14203. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Jim’s memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

LeRoy ~ Patricia M. Moore, age 73, passed away Friday evening (Sept. 10, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     She was born April 8, 1948 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret Tolan Feldman.

     Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who was devoted to her family and to her community.  She was very involved with the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion, where she served as secretary and volunteered at the LeRoy Food Pantry.

     She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, David Moore; her sons, Steve Moore (Valerie Joslin) of LeRoy and Tim Moore of Geneseo; grandchildren, Alyssa Moore (Chelsey Merlino), Zachary Moore and Kelsey Moore; sister-in-law, GeorgAnn Feldman of Greenville, SC; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cindy (Henry) Oches of Batavia, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

     She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas “Tom” Feldman in 2020.

     Family and friends may call on Friday, Sept. 17 from 3 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the LeRoy Ambulance Service or the LeRoy American Legion.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Pat’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

douglashhuber.jpgDouglas H. Huber, 90 of Bennington, passed away at Unity Hospital in Rochester, on September 9, 2021. He was born on April 24, 1931 in Batavia, to the late Joseph and Caroline (Straub) Huber. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Ann “Boots” (Carnevale) Huber, brother Ronald Huber and sister Janice (Norwood) Bohn.

Mr. Huber was a lifelong Dairy Farmer, working alongside his sons and was even raking hay last week. He was the chairman of the Bennington Town Planning Board for 20 years. Mr. Huber was an avid golfer that enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and playing cards.

Mr. Huber is survived by his sons, Keith (Leslie) Huber, Kenneth (Debbie) Huber both of Bennington, sister-in-law, Diana Huber of Alden, three grandsons, Bradley, Matthew and Kevin Huber, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 1 to 4 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. An 11:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 (please note these dates are a week apart) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1230 Clinton St., Attica, NY 14011. He will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bennington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bennington Fire Company, 1353 NY-354, Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Batavia - Jacqulyn M. Jones, 50 of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, (August 14, 2021) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Ms. Jones was born May 7, 1971 in Ogdensburg, a daughter of the late Mary R. Jones.

Jackie attended the ARC of Genesee-Orleans Day Hab and was a member of the Northgate Free Methodist Church Friendship Class. She loved her family, especially her mom, and enjoyed all kinds of music, crafts, and dancing. Always the life of the party, she liked to socialize with friends often leaving a room and then coming back proclaiming "I'm Back!!!." Jackie truly loved to go grocery shopping, she was kind, and very brave.

She is free at last to delight in the joys of Heaven and enjoy fellowship with many loved ones already there.

Jacqulyn is survived by her brothers, Lee (Emily), Joshua, and Sheldon; a niece, Maggie; a nephew, "Baby" Lee; her Aunt Donna, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Carter, Aunt Debbie, and Aunt Bonnie; cousins, Chrissy, Adam, James, Karen, John, Amy, Becky, Candy, Katie, and Leon.

She is preceded in death by her mother, uncle, Carl Jones; aunt, Brandi Syfrit; cousin Michael Donovan; and good friend, Jason Tinklepaugh.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday (September 14, 2021) from 6 to 7:00 p.m. at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road in Batavia, where Jacqulyn's Celebration of Life will immediately follow at 7:00. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ARC of Genesee-Orleans, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Patrick Marone passed away peacefully at Highland Hospital, Rochester NY, on September 3rd 2021.

Pat was born on Easter Sunday (April 12th) 1925 and was known as Pasquale to his family and friends. He was the youngest boy and 11th of 12 children born to Rosaria and Domenico Marrone. His parents were both born in 1884 in Vasto Marina, Chieti, Italia.

Patrick grew up in Batavia, NY as a devout Catholic. His father was a mason and railroad worker and Pat inherited a strong work ethic and austere style of life –so he was always quick to ensure that his nickels were safe and spent wisely!

Pat attended Batavia High school and was a standout athlete in football, baseball, soccer, basketball and track. The local newspapers were fond of calling him the 'diminutive fullback' and although he was only 5' 7" he often led the basketball team in scoring.  He graduated high school in 1943 and, like his older brothers, enlisted in the Navy. Based on his excellent school grades he was sent to radioman school in Sampson, NY. He left Sampson in April of '44 and deployed to the Pacific out of San Diego. He served on the USS Farenholt as part of the 12th squadron that included the USS McCalla and Woodworth. He served in the navy until April 1946, becoming a WWII veteran. He earned the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the American Theater Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal 6 stars Victory Medal.

After the war Pat attended SUNY Brockport where he met his future wife Mary Cox. He graduated in January 1950 as one of 5 honors students in a class of 63 graduates, with a BS in Education. Mary and Patrick were married in 1951 and became school teachers in Batavia, NY. During that time Pat worked part time on a graduate degree, earning a MS in Education at SUNY Buffalo in 1952.  He taught in the Greece, NY school district for several years.

Pat left teaching in 1974, moved to Florida and became a club pro golfer. He was a scratch golfer for 20+ years and won several local tournaments including the 9th annual ALS Celebrity Golf Classic in 1998.

He will be greatly missed by his partner and dance mate of over 20 years, Lillian Maselli, and her children.  Pat is survived by two sons, Paul (Barb) and Chris (Eliza), and was preceded in death by his son Daniel, his daughter Mary Alice and his brothers and sisters.  He will be missed by his eight grandchildren: Kristy, Brian, and Wendy (Jared) of Rochester NY and Victoria (Marius), Daniel, Linda, Constantino, and Massimo of State College PA. In addition he leaves behind four great granddaughters:  Emily, Erin, Maizie Alice, and Finley Joy.  

Interment Private.  A celebration of life will be held in 2022.  Donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are welcome (https://givenow.lls.org). Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

forsyth.jpg  Donna Jean Forsyth, age 66 of Perry, NY passed away on Monday September 6, 2021 at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo. She was born on December 12, 1954 in Warsaw, NY, a daughter of the late Wayne F. and Onalee G. (Clark) Beeman. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a sister-in-law;Cheryl Beeman.

Donna was a 1972 graduate of Perry Central School. She worked for the former Perry Minimart and Champion Products where she was a supervisor. She currently was working at Tops Market in Warsaw as an office manager. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center and a former volunteer for the Perry Emergency Ambulance. She enjoyed reading books and doing ceramics. Family was the highlight of her life especially her 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband: Michael, children: Julie (Shannon Illerbrun) Aaron of Castile, Jeffrey (Tina) Aaron of Warsaw, step-son: Mark Forsyth of Batavia, brother: Gary Beeman of Genoa, Ill., 9 grandchildren: Jennifer, Jonathan and Janeen Young, Brooke (Robert Hall) Allard, Nathaniel (Autumn Scott) Barnes, Bryce and Briana Allard, Emily and Donavyn Aaron, 7 great grandchildren: Logan and Levi Young, Kiersten and Kameron Scott, Derek, Jaxson and Avery Hall, along with many nieces, nephews and friends

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday September 12th at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. Funeral Services will be held on Monday September 13th at 1:00pm at the First Congregational Church in Perry Center.

Memorial contributions may be made JDRF PO BOX 37920, Boone IA 50037-0920 or visit www.JDRF.org to donate or to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or visit www.cancer.org to donate. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

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